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Allergen Details:

Allergen name: Bomb m 1
Allergen source: Major taxonomic group: Animalia Arthropoda
Order: Lepidoptera
Species: Bombyx mori (Silk moth)
NCBI Taxomony ID: 7091
Biochemical name:Arginine kinase
Allergenicity:Sera from 10 subjects allergic to cocoons or pupae of silkworm were tested by ELISA using recombinant Bomb m 1 and found positive, while none of 3 controls had specific IgE binding to the protein. The protein is highly homologous to Arginine kinase from a number of allergenic organisms including Plodia, Periplaneta, Litopenaeus and Penaeus. However, cross-inhibition was only tested and found to exist for Periplaneta (American cockroach). While the Liu publication does not clearly state the allergenic source or exposure of their subjects, consumption of silkworm pupae is known to cause anaphylaxis, this it is a plausible food allergen.
Allergenicity reference:PubMed:19339797
Route of allergen exposure:Food
Created:2010-02-11 12:00:00
Last Updated:2019-07-18 23:31:37
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Isoallergen and variants GenBank Nucleotide GenBank Protein UniProt PDB
Bomb m 1.0101DQ272299ABB88514Q2F5T5